From the Editor: Themes & Dreams

Here in the magazine world we like to have a theme for each issue. So we reserve April to discuss real estate. It’s the time when we examine the Greenwich market for the winds of change. We explore mortgage rates, take the temperature of realtors and lenders and look at what’s selling. We ask the question that’s on everyone’s mind: How are we doing? Thankfully the answer is still: Very well, thank you.

Interestingly, though, a subtler theme has emerged this issue. It’s one of perseverance. In the case of real estate, the persevering-through-adversity theme isn’t a tough one to spot. But when you look closely at our other stories, the pattern appears.

Dr. Britton Keeshan is a literal representation of what happens when we set out to climb to new heights. The pediatric cardiologist made history at the age of twenty-two when he became the youngest person to summit the seven highest mountains in the world. He has traveled to Ethiopia and the Himalayas to care for those in need. And currently he spends his days saving children. Yup, climbs mountains and saves babies—that’s determination.

Four years ago a few local residents got the notion to bring a major celebration to town. They would call it the Greenwich Town Party. An event of its scale had never been attempted before and the logistics were enough to spin the head of even the most seasoned event planner. But with hard work, probably a little luck and, yes, a lot of determination, they pulled it off. The party has grown by leaps and bounds, and this year is poised to host 10,000 music-loving partygoers.

When Emily Wachtel set out to become Hollywood’s darling, she had little idea that the road would be so long—or bumpy. “I started with a dream. Or maybe it was a delusion,” says the very grounded writer, producer and actress. It was that delusion that would not let her give up. Eleven years after conceiving the movie Lucky Them, Emily can bask in the Hollywood spotlight. Following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film met with rave reviews and was picked up for mainstream release. With delusions like hers, who needs dreams?

Now that I think of it, maybe we should call this the Delusions of Grandeur issue. Kind of has a ring to it, don’t you think?


Greenwich Agenda

  • Cool and Collected ‘14

     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    (Gallery 1) Featuring artists:  Carla Goldberg, Melanie Kozol, Francis Sills, and Eve Stockton Summer exhibition at Kenise Barnes...

  • “Summer Sings!” Wraps up the Season at First Congregational Church of Greenwich

     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    Do you miss singing in your church choir during the summer months? Then join ‘Summer Sings!’ at First Congregational Church of...

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually...

  • Exhibit: Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing | Greenwich, CT

     @ Bruce Museum

    May 3 – August 31, 2014 Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing This exhibition focuses on two of the world’s leading...

  • Wine Time Social Hour | Greenwich, CT

     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    $4.00 select wines, $4.00 well drinks, and $3.00 beers.

  • Happy Hour | Greenwich, CT

     @ Morello Italian Bistro

    Refresh yourself with our famous Red & White Sangria! Don’t forget that during happy hour every day 4:30pm-6:30pm your 2nd drink...

  • Happy Hour Beauty Thursdays!

     @ ELLELA Cosmetics & Lashes

    Our Summer Happy Hour Beauty Thursdays are back at ELLELA Cosmetics! Hit the top of Greenwich Ave from 4pm to 8pm for the BEST Blowouts before...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • Seaside Center: Arts and Crafts

     @ Seaside Center

    Let your creativity float free! Practice the art of Gyotaku fish prints; make a sundial, a shell wind chime, or fish bowl! Activities vary every...

  • Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    Each Friday we feature new wines just released and new to market for you to have an opportunity to taste and learn about through our sponsored...

  • Saturday Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    We will feature an array of new and different International wines that are selected by our staff as “Staff Picks Favorites” in...

  • Polo Benefit for Hope

     @ Greenwich Polo Club

    For the second year in a row, Virginia's House of Hope is having a fundraiser at the Greenwich Polo Club! Join us on Sunday, August...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Animal Meet and Greet

     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 22 - August 31, 3:30 - 4:00pm Stop by for a chance to meet one of our Overbrook Nature Center or Heckscher Farm animals up...

  • Bar: Live Music | Greenwich, CT

     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    Join us in Greenwich every Sunday for live music and half-priced bottles of wine!

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

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